When a couple gets engaged, there’s a lot more to plan than just the wedding. Newlyweds have to decide what their new life together will look like—where they will live, entertain guests, and decorate their home. A registry at Scully & Scully helps plan more than just a couple’s tableware selection, though there is plenty of that, too. The Upper East Side experts help couples plan their entire lifestyle together by curating their home for today and for years to come.
While there is of course an expansive selection of China, crystal, and flatware, Scully & Scully has everything needed to create a customized lifestyle for the entire home—from placemats to candlesticks, decorative bowls, lighting, furniture of all styles, wastebaskets, trays, and throw pillows. In fact, one of the many factors that makes this store so unique is its’ vast array of exclusive china, crystal, silver, and furniture from around the world.
Expert associates on staff, with the help of the store’s expansive assortment, are able to help navigate brides and grooms through evolving entertaining and home design trends. While entertaining in the home is on the rise, these more-casual gatherings are different than the formal dinner parties of past generations. Young couples prefer tapas to an entire roast duck, for example. For tableware, that means using canopy plates to serve hors d’oeuvres and putting an emphasis on outfitting the bar.
That doesn’t mean ornate plates aren’t selling, but they are adapting to new uses. Many couples are preferring to display their painted plates as wall art in the dining and living area, as well as in China cabinets and breakfronts. The Hermes Cheval d’Orient and Richard Voliere patterns are popular collections to display as artwork, not just used for those special occasions when company is over. Now, couples are utilizing their more formal tableware every day, and mixing it with casual pieces for versatility. In the popular blue colorway, many couples are pairing the Royal Copenhagen’s Blue Fluted Mega plates (which are both microwavable and dishwasher safe) with the formal Mottahedeh Blue Lace designs.
However a couple decides to outfit their home, the idea at Scully & Scully is that they are creating a lifestyle for life. And, the store is able to guide clients through the life phases that are yet to come, from setting up the registry to furnishing a new nursery and buying that special jewelry piece for a 10-year anniversary. It’s that ability to connect with customers for life (many of whom are referred by their mothers and grandmothers) that has made Scully & Scully an Upper East Side institution for 85 years.